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Middle Eastern Summer Squash Salad »Simple And Healthy Recipe! ✅

This salad was inspired by a trip to the Whole Foods Market for lunch. I wandered around the takeout counter until finally settling on the raisin salad. I immediately realized that I had to recreate the recipe. I modified the ingredients a bit by using millet and adding summer squash. If you don’t have millet, feel free to substitute quinoa or couscous. Don’t skip the raisins; they add the perfect counterbalance to the Middle Eastern-inspired spices. —Rebekah Fallihee | GUTSy Performance Nutrition

  • juice of 1/2 lemon

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for the pan

  • 1/2 tablespoon honey plus 1 tsp.

  • 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice

  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika

  • 1/8 teaspoon cumin

  • 1/8 teaspoon ground coriander

  • 1 clove garlic, crushed

  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt

  • 3/4 cup millet, raw

  • 1 1/2 cups water or vegetable broth

  • 1/2 red bell pepper, diced

  • 1 medium zucchini, diced

  • 1 small yellow summer squash, diced

  • 1/4 cup raisins

  • 1/4 cup golden raisins

  • ground black pepper, to taste

  1. To start, bring the water and bouillon powder to a boil in a heavy saucepan. When it boils, gently combine the millet and cover with a lid. Lower the heat to a simmer and cook for 15 minutes. When you’re done, book.

  2. While the grain is cooking, whisk together the lemon juice, honey, olive oil, spices, and garlic. Set aside.

  3. Cut the onion, bell pepper and summer squash into medium dice. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Pour in enough olive oil to lightly cover the bottom of the pan. When hot, add the onion and sauté for 15-20 minutes, until lightly caramelized. After about 15 minutes, add the pepper. Add a drop of water and the remaining honey to sweeten and help caramelize.

  4. When the onions are sweet and golden, add the zucchini, summer squash, and raisins. Sauté for another 5-10 minutes until the squash is slightly soft. Combine cooked millet and seasoning. Season with pepper and spices to taste.

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